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Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Amiram Amitai
Deborah Harrold

Hebrew language instruction and Judaic Studies courses are available at Bryn Mawr. At Haverford, a wider array of courses are offered by the Department of Religion.

HEBR B001, HEBR B002. Elementary Hebrew

This course prepares students for reading classical religious texts as well as modern literary work. It covers grammar, composition and conversation with primary emphasis on fluency in reading as well as the development of basic conversational skills. This is a year-long course. Not offered in 2004-05.

HEBR B101, HEBR B102. Readings in the Bible: The Book of Genesis (Prose and Poetry)

Critical reading in the book of Genesis with an emphasis on discussions related to modern commentaries. Writings of compositions on modern topics are emphasized, as well as fluent conversation in the Hebrew language. This is a year-long course. (Amitai, Division III)

HEBR B203. Advanced Hebrew: The Book of Psalms

The course deals with the linguistic, religious and historical development of the Book of Psalms. Special emphasis will be placed upon the Hebrew dialects of the book in comparison with modern Israeli interpretations. Conversational Hebrew will also be conducted. Not offered in 2004-05.

HEBR B211. Primo Levi, the Holocaust and Its Aftermath

(Patruno, Division III; cross-listed as Italian 211 and Comparative Literature 211) Not offered in 2004-05.

HEBR B233. History, Politics and the Search for Security: Israel and the Palestinians

(Harrold, Division I; cross-listed as History 290 and Political Science 233)

HEBR B283. Introduction to the Politics of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

(Harrold, Division I; cross-listed as History 283 and Political Science 283)

HEBR B304. Advanced Hebrew: Tractate Rosh-Hashana

This course deals with the historical and religious aspects of Tractate Rosh-Hashana. Special emphasis will be placed upon the linguistic development of rabbinic Hebrew and its connection to modern Israeli Hebrew. Not offered in 2004-05.

HEBR B380. Topics in Contemporary Art: Visual Culture and the Holocaust

(Saltzman, Division III; cross-listed as German and German Studies 380 and History of Art 380) Not offered in 2004-05.

HEBR B403. Tutorial in Semitic Languages

Not offered in 2004-05.

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